Wilnecote

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Coordinates: 52°36′29″N 1°40′04″W / 52.60811°N 1.66770°W / 52.60811; -1.66770

Wilnecote
Wilnecote is located in Staffordshire
Wilnecote
Wilnecote
 Wilnecote shown within Staffordshire
Population 8,121 (Ward,2001)
OS grid reference SK226012
District Tamworth
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Dialling code 01827
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire

Wilnecote is an English housing district about 3 km south east of Tamworth, Staffordshire. It is one of the largest communities in the town.

Wilnecote, previously called Willowencote (and known locally as 'Win-cut'), is an old coal mining, lime-burning and brick-making area centred on an ancient village on Watling Street. It has several public houses including "The Red Lion", "The Globe Inn", "The Centurion" (on the nearby Centurion Park industrial estate) and "The Queen's Head". A fifth, called the Sandyback Pub, closed in January 2009 and has since been reopened.

The district is served by Wilnecote railway station with trains running to Birmingham and Nottingham. Holy Trinity Church, Wilnecote sits on the highest point of the village.

Stonydelph, which lies immediately north of Wilnecote, is a post World War II development.

The Holy Trinity Church, rebuilt in 1821, overlooks the village and is built on the Roman road 'Watling Street'. The church design is unusual, as the entrance is halfway down the side of the building, as opposed to the end of the church. This was a consequence of the unusual expansion of the church as the village flourished.

Wilnecote borders Hockley, Dosthill, Two Gates, Belgrave and Stonydelph housing estates are being built along Ninian Way and Hedging Lane (on the old Tame Valley Alloys plot).


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